Retirement Blog

The Retirement Blog approaches the subject the way Gladys Kravitz from the old sitcom “Bewitched” might -- by poking a finger through the blinds, hoping to figure it all out, even the bewildering parts. The blog focuses on the financial issues that ordinary retirees might encounter, with an emphasis on topics like managing 401(k)s, IRAs, Social Security, Medicare and the rapidly disappearing old-fashioned pensions. Even if you have a couple of million bucks in the bank, you might find useful information here, but mostly we try to keep average folks up to date on what it takes to retire comfortably. See the latest Retirement Blog posts below.
Thursday, March 31, 2016 1:52 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Helping a patient grapple with the financial and other details related to his death can bring peace.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016 3:17 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Interesting work in retirement can bring happiness, but study your options first.

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Thursday, March 24, 2016 4:54 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Legislation to mandate disclosure of shortfalls in government pensions is back for another round in Congress. Will it ever pass?

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016 6:10 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Those who aren’t worried about retirement probably should be, a survey finds.

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Thursday, March 17, 2016 5:14 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If you turned 70 1/2 in 2015 and have an IRA or a 401(k), the IRS says you must take a withdrawal by April 1.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016 10:55 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Medicare proposes new rules to make doctors think harder about prescribing expensive drugs.

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Thursday, March 10, 2016 2:28 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Take these steps to put a financial plan in place just in case your mind doesn’t work anymore.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016 3:52 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

While the target-date fund may seem boring, investing on your own can be a big mistake, recent research suggests.

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Thursday, March 3, 2016 4:52 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Your dog or cat is aging with you. Make a plan to ensure that your pet gets good care, even if you aren’t around to provide it.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 3:35 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Accumulating enough assets during their careers to pay the bills in their old age is a major challenge for women.

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